Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
Tier2-1: Historically Underutilized Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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Does the institution seek to support historically underutilized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women owned-businesses?:

A brief description of how the institution meets the criteria:

The Small, Women and Minority-owned Businesses (SWaM) Program seeks to increase diversity in George Mason University's (Mason) vendor community. Mason seeks to procure at least 40% of its products from SWaM organizations.

Mason seeks to work with and communicate to the delegated purchasing community on a continuing basis to emphasize the importance of diversity in procurement.

Mason conducts training and outreach to ensure SWaM businesses gain access to university contracting opportunities.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

In FY09, 45.8% of discretionary expenditures was awarded to small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses.

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